Sunday, March 28, 2010

First Team Challenge Practice at San Aquino Trails in Santa Clara on Saturday March 27, 2010 at 9:30AM

I was so excited for our first practice! When I showed up at 9AM there was already a parking lot of full people in their work out gear ready to run/walk.

It was neat to meet some new folks and see some others from the kick off party.

Breanne presented a Team Challenge item to the top fundraiser! Way to go! Hearing the successful stories motivates me to keep asking everyone I know to contribute towards the cure of Crohn's and Colitis. I tell them nothing is too small and anything helps!

Breanne also presented me with the Team Spirit Cape! I am so honored THANK YOU! This cape gets past on to someone new each week after that person has tagged it. I have different ideas of what I want to do but I am not creative enough or good with puffy paint to do it so I will most likely get it embroidered. :) I'll post the pic once I do it. I wore it through out our practice run.

The San Aquino Trail in Santa Clara is so pretty. The weather was amazing and somewhat hot already Saturday morning. We did 3 miles and I was so sad that I didn't run it but I had a good excuse! I was doing the Oakland Running Festival 5k! I wanted to save my energy so I could beat my time from my last 5k. Along the trail we were next to a wash that had little duckies swimming about. We also had a view of Great America as well and hearing people scream on the rides. I got to walk with several people and learn about how they got involved in Team Challenge and just talk about different experiences.

I was also rocking my Team Challenge hat that I won from the Kick Off Party at the Human Bingo Mixer! Its super cool!

After the nice run/walk we went to Sports Basement and had a shoe clinic and gait analysis. We had a neat presentation from Josh about the importance of shoes, running socks, and also insoles. Sports Basement had refreshments and snacks for everyone too. We also were able to get 20% off that day! I didn't get a gait analysis because I got my running shoes fitted at Athletic Performance in San Jose but a lot of people were and that's great because being in the right shoes especially for long distances are oh so important.

Here is the video that our coach Randy sent us for those that missed the shoe clinic and gait analysis.

Here are the rest of the pictures! Enjoy!

See you at one of the practices this week- either Campbell Track, Cisco, Los Gatos Trail, or Stanford Track! I'm going to try to make it to 2 to 4 practices a week so I can really get my body ready.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for posting the pictures, Anya! The awarding of the spirit cape is so well deserved. Hope your Oakland run went well. See ya!